The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 26 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 2.00% 22.58% 11.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.67% 73.68% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Average daily rate
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£384 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £354 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £432 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 3.00% 30.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 4
Average daily rate £398 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -4.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Erskine region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (50.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) MS Project
6 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (40.00%) VBA
6 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (40.00%) InfoPath
6 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (40.00%) MS Project Server
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (30.00%) SAN
8 6 (30.00%) VMware
8 6 (30.00%) MCTS
9 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
10 4 (20.00%) MCP
10 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) Content Management
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (15.00%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (15.00%) Computer Science

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (40.00%) MS Project Server
2 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Project
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (40.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Tools Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) AIX
2 3 (15.00%) HPUX
2 3 (15.00%) Solaris
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Content Management
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Change Data Capture
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) REXX
5 1 (5.00%) Tcl
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) MCTS
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) KVM
2 3 (15.00%) RHEV
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) CA
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec